Monday, July 21, 2008
I'll admit it- we're in the dog days of summer and I'm already thinking about inside projects and things I want to accomplish in my house before Christmas, which seems to be a major deadline for so many interior design projects. But take a moment to enjoy the heat and the fact that you don't need to dress in 15 layers to stay warm... it's coming soon enough. For now, give that outdoor space a mid-season spruce up and invite some friends over.
I recommend Mario Batali's new book for some Italian goodness you can make on the grill.
Here are a few outdoor eating areas that may inspire you to design something special.
I love the painted floor and the crisp clean look that continues from the eating area to the seating area.